11 Boy Band Members Who Publicly Came Out
In the past year, a great many female celebrities have come out of the closet. Stars like Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez and Cara Delevingne specifically talked about their open attitudes towards sexuality. According to Miley, she’s pansexual, not limited in sexual choice with regard to biological sex, gender or gender identity.
The reason why this is such a huge deal for the LGBTQ community is because, as one boy band member says, “It’s really important that all gay people in the public eye just talk about it. The more that it happens, the more normal it becomes.” And that’s exactly what the following did. Whether they’re gay or bisexual or simply open-minded, here are 11 boy band members, past & present, who publicly came out:
BAND: One Direction
Ever since the beginning of 1D, fans have questioned Harry Styles' sexuality, specifically in regards to his relationship with fellow member Louis Tomlinson. Was it platonic? Was it sexual? Directioners were dying to know.
While the status of Larry Stylinson has, so far, been dubbed non-romantic, that doesn't mean Harry isn't down for a relationship with a man.
In an interview with ODE, the lads were asked what qualities they look for in a potential S.O. Liam Payne immediately responded, "female," to which Harry replied, "not that important." It's not a straight out admittance of bisexuality, but it's pretty darn close.